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Do Dental Crowns Require Special Care?

Your tooth may have experienced severe decay or even trauma that led to the need for a root canal. Now, the issue has been solved, and a dental crown is resting securely on your treated tooth. Your new porcelain crown looks, feels and acts like your natural tooth: Feel free to go ahead and treat it like your original tooth, as it doesn’t necessarily require special care

Crowns are both easy to place and easy to maintain, thanks to modern dental technology. With advancements in technology such as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), your dentist is able to design and create your customized crown. Then, the crown will be permanently cemented to the tooth in just one sitting. [pullquote]Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been badly damaged due to tooth decay, cracks or breaks.[/pullquote]

A special camera is first used to take a photo of the tooth that will be crowned. Next, your dentist can simply view the image of the crown on a computer and manipulate the detailed image in order to design your new tooth-shaped cap. Your crown will be fabricated based on this design while you wait in the dental office. You’ll have a new permanent restoration in a single hour.

When you go home, you can treat your crown as though it were your natural tooth. Simply flossing and brushing with toothpaste will help to keep crowns clean and the gums around the crowns healthy, thus preventing gum disease. Your dentist will show you how to correctly floss around your new crown.  Also, you don’t need to worry about adhering to special diet restrictions, but you should be careful about chewing extremely sticky foods, such as caramels, which can accidentally dislodge your crown.

Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been badly damaged due to tooth decay, cracks or breaks. They also can be placed on top of a tooth that has received root canal treatment or be used as the final restoration for a dental implant. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can conveniently restore your teeth and your smile with a dental crown. With regular care, a dental crown will keep you eating comfortably and smiling brightly for years to come.

Cerec Crowns: What are the benefits?

Crowns are a valuable tool for a dentist who needs to repair or restore a tooth significantly damaged by injury or decay. However, when aesthetics are at stake, patients may be reluctant to wait a few weeks until a crown is back from the lab to get a complete smile again.

Cerec crowns offer a solution to this problem, and they come with a number of benefits for patients.

A dentist who provides Cerec, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoraition of Esthetic Ceramics, crowns is able to produce the devices right in the office. There’s no need to take a patient’s information and impressions, send those to an outside lab and then wait for weeks for the crown to be delivered to the office and ready for placement. [pullquote]Cerec crowns obviously speed up the treatment timeline, which is an attractive quality for many patients, but they have other more subtle advantages, too.[/pullquote]

Not only do patients get the crown on the day of the appointment, they also cut out the disruption of multiple trips to the dentist for permanent crown placement.

Cerec crowns obviously speed up the treatment timeline, which is an attractive quality for many patients, but they have other more subtle advantages, too. When you get a Cerec crown, you don’t have to rely on a temporary crown that may be prone to falling out.

The Cerec process also relies on digital imaging to determine the specs of the crown rather than dental impressions, eliminating the need for patients to endure that sometimes unpleasant process.

The porcelain materials used for Cerec crowns are remarkably lifelike, and they can be tailored to match the natural shade of your teeth. Furthermore, Cerec crowns contain no metal, which also improves their aesthetics. Cerec crowns are also quite sturdy.

Crowns can help patients to preserve a natural tooth, which makes these devices particularly valuable to dentists and their patients. Cerec crowns improve on earlier treatments because they can restore your smile in a matter of hours, and they offer a number of other advantages too. If you need to have damaged teeth repaired, contact our experienced dental team today to schedule your visit.